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Table 2 Fatty Acid Composition of the Experimental Diets

From: Maternal dietary ratio of linoleic acid to alpha-linolenic acid during pregnancy has sex-specific effects on placental and fetal weights in the rat

Fatty Acid Amount (% of total lipids)
High LA (18% Fat) High LA (36% Fat) Low LA (18% Fat) Low LA (36% Fat)
Total SFA 20.7 20.3 21.1 20.0
Total TFA 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total MUFA 48.8 49.0 53.3 54.9
Total Omega-6 (LA only) 27.3 27.4 11.1 10.5
Total Omega-3 (ALA only) 3.1 3.2 14.4 14.4
Total PUFA 30.4 30.6 25.5 25.0
LA:ALA Ratio 9.0 9.0 0.75 0.75
ALA %Energy 1.2 2.0 5.6 9.1
LA %Energy 10.5 17.3 4.3 6.7
  1. LA linoleic acid, SFA saturated fatty acids, TFA trans fatty acids, MUFA monounsaturated fatty acids, ALA alpha-linolenic acid, PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids